Flood alert in Arunachal district

Last Updated: Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 13:31

Itanagar: A flood alert has been sounded in Arunachal Pradesh`s East Siang district on Thursday as the Siang river was flowing above the danger level following heavy rains.

The river was flowing one meter above the danger level and could breach embankments, Deputy Commissioner Onit Panayang said.

"The level of the water was rising since yesterday following downpour for the last couple of days in the higher reaches," he said.
The road connecting Mebo from Pasighat was completely washed away cutting off surface communication, the DC said.

"People residing in low-lying areas of Pasighat town were shifted to safer places and a school has been earmarked as a relief camp, if needed," he said.

Panyang said he had informed his counterpart in Assam`s Dhemaji district about the situation.

The district administration was also constructing embankments as an alternate measure, the DC said.

The Siang river, which originated in China as Tsangpho culminates in Assam as the mighty Brahmaputra.


First Published: Thursday, September 9, 2010 - 13:31
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